QUIJOTE-CMB experiment: a technical overview
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AuthorPérez de Taoro, María del Rosario Ángeles; Aguiar González, Marta; Genova Santos, Ricardo; Gómez Reñasco, María Francisca; Hoyland, Roger J.; López Caraballo, Carlos; Peláez Santos, Alba Eva; Poidevin, Frédérick; Tramonte, Denis; Rebolo López, Rafael; Martínez González, Enrique; Aja Abelán, Beatriz; Artal Latorre, Eduardo; Cagigas Ibañez, Jaime; Cano de Diego, Juan Luis; Cuerno García, Eva María; Fuente Rodríguez, Luisa María de la; Pérez Quintanilla, Ana Rosa; Terán Collantes, José Vicente; [et al.]
The QUIJOTE-CMB experiment (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife CMB experiment) is an ambitious project to obtain polarization measurements of the sky microwave emission in the 10 to 47 GHz range. With this aim, a pair of 2,5m telescopes and three instruments are being sited at the Teide Observatory, in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). The first telescope and the first instrument (the MFI: Multi Frequency Instrument) are both already operating in the band from 10 to 20 GHz, since November 2012. The second telescope and the second instrument (TGI: Thirty GHz instrument) is planned to be in commissioning by the end of summer 2014, covering the range of 26 to 36 GHz. After that, a third instrument named FGI (Forty GHz instrument) will be designed and manufactured to complete the sky survey in the frequency range from 37 to 47 GHz. In this paper we present an overview of the whole project current status, from the technical point of view.